The selection committee is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Arts Fund Prize, James Coupe, for his work “Watchtower: A Machine for Living”.
We had an exceptionally strong body of submissions, and thus the committee is additionally pleased to announce three honorable mentions: Julia Scher, for “Predictive Engineering3”, Rose Butler, for “Come and Go”, and Stefy McKnight for “Hunting for Prey”.
The Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund is a bi-annual award that recognizes and publicly supports artwork centred on critical readings of surveillance. The Award includes a £2,000 prize, a showcase opportunity at the SSN Conference June 7-9, 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark, and invited participation in a future Surveillance & Society forum discussing the work.
Please look for further coverage of these artists and their work in Blink, the blog of Surveillance & Society, at the conference in Aarhus this June, and in a future special section of Surveillance & Society.
If you are joining us at the conference, please note that the submission deadline is 31 January, 2018.
SSN Conference 2018 in Aarhus
7-9 June 2018
All proposals (abstracts, panels, artistic installations) must be submitted by January 31st 2017.
Detailed information and complete call for papers!
The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) at the University of Twente is hiring one doctoral researcher with a background in Computer Sciences to join the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’ (ProcessCitizenship), with Dr. Annalisa Pelizzaas Principal Investigator. The position is fully-funded and requires commitment to the project’s goals.
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The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual Surveillance Studies Book Award.
The deadline for nominations: 10th November 2017.
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SSN is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund, which will include a £2,000 prize for the top entry. The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2017.
See the Call for Surveillance Arts Fund (pdf) for background and nomination instructions. Submissions will be made through this form: https://goo.gl/forms/k4HkWhDQRsyFbAVs2
If you have any questions after reading the attached Call for Nominations, please direct them to Jennifer R. Whitson, Associate Editor of Surveillance & Society, at email@example.com and include the heading “SSN Arts Fund.”
(We would also like to acknowledge Elise Morrison, who is joining us on the adjudication committee.)
Volume 15, Number 2: Open Issue
We’re delighted to present another packed issue including articles by:
- Sun-ha Hong on surveillance critique;
- Alberto Romele, Francesco Gallino, Camilla Emmenegger and Daniele Gorgone on why panopticism is not enough;
- Robert Rothmann on video surveillance and the right of access;
- Selena Nemorin on post-panoptic pedagogies;
- Deborah Lupton and Mike Michael on public understandings of dataveillance;
- Hayley Watson, Rachel L. Finn and David Barnard-Wills on surveillance in public opinion surveys;
- Alana Saulnier on the surveilled subject;
- Katherine Pendakis on surveillance in post-civil war Greece;
- Laura Skouvig on surveillance in late absolutistic Denmark; and
- Lucy E. Thompson on privacy, slut-shaming surveillance… and Vermeer.
Plus our usual book reviews.
Coming soon, in early July, our massive special issue of 35 shorter pieces
from around the world on Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism!
The SSN board is happy to announce the 2017 Surveillance Studies Network Early Career Researcher award, for best paper published by an Early Career Researcher in Surveillance & Society in 2016 (aka the S&S Paper Prize).
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In 2017, the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) will award up to 2 bursaries of £500 (500 GBP) for attendees of the Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar (SSSS) organised by the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, from less developed or developing countries, who are in need of financial assistance.
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A new book edited by Randy Lippert, Kevin Walby, Ian Warren, Darren Palmer (some of them SSN board members) is just out with Springer:
National Security, Surveillance and Terror. Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective. 2016, more here
This is what the publisher says:
Brings together top contributors to explore a host of topics such as: security intelligence, law enforcement and surveillance Explores the privatization and plurality of security providers Speaks to legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists and criminologists.